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There's a spot for you at Ada's Red Cross blood drive

Monday at Community Health Professionals

Covid-19 hasn't stopped blood drives from taking place.

Ada's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Community Health Professionals Ada Visiting Nurses conference room, 1200 S. Main St.

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Hackworth, blood program leader for Ada community blood drives, at 419-604-8569 or 800-Red Cross.

You may also visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, and use the sponsor code: AdaCommunity.

Hackworth said that there is a need for power red bood donors and she has four open time slots for these donors

Hardin sheriff officers rescue injured bald eagle

On Saturday Hardin County Sheriff officers Woltz and Carey assisted in saving an injured bald eagle. 

The photo of the bird shows that it is injured and lying in what appears to be branches or a downed tree.

The bird was taken to Crows Hollow Wildlife Center sanctuary in Richwood. 

The wildlife center spokesperson says that not only did the officers help rescue the eagle, but it was apparent they “have great compassion for animals.”

Name this Ada location and maybe go home with a 3 Brothers Family Pizza

Can you identify the Ada location of this scene? If so, send your answer to: info@adaicon.com, in care of PHOTO CONTEST.

 We will not accept answers from Facebook. 

The winner receives a 2-item, 16-inch 3 Brothers Family Pizza. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.

In case of a tie, the winner will be selected in a drawing of all correct entries.

Icon poll results and invitation to this week's poll

Here are the results from last week's Icon poll. Click here to take this week's poll asking Would you have faith in a covid-19 vaccine introduced to the public before Nov. 3?

Two drive-thru flu shot clinics on the calendar

Conducted by Kenton-Hardin Health Department

The Kenton Hardin Health Department will hold two drive-thru flu shot clinics this fall.

The first is Saturday, Sept. 19, and the second is  Saturday, Oct. 3. Both take place in the parking lot under the Health Department in Kenton and the hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flue shots are given without persons leaving their vehicles.

About the Clinic:
• Masks required for the safety of staff and individuals.
• Vaccines available for ages 6 months and up.
• Personal insurance and Medicare accepted.
• Bring your driver’s license and insurance cards.
• High-dose flu vaccine available for persons 65 and older.

There's a new bulldog in town

It carries lots of history and has real local spirit

There’s a new bulldog in town, and you will love it. It’s not only an Ada-created bulldog, but and it’s also the only bulldog of its kind.

A project launched last spring focused on a “new and improved” Ada school logo, Dan Lee, Ada High School principal, told the Icon.

That project had its unveiling in mid-afternoon on Sept. 11.

It all came about under the direction of a committee of school staff members, three talented Ada High School alumni and a sponsorship from Quest Federal Credit Union.

Staff members on the committee included Arlene Allison, Morgan Bass, Eric Perkins, Ben Thaxton and Lee.